With back-to-school upon us, we all know how important it is to ensure students are prepped with the essentials.
Campus lockdown procedures, much like other emergency response and disaster preparedness measures, are critical to the safe and secure operation of a school campus.
“You never think it is going to happen to you.” That was the first thing Jake Glacer said to me when we sat down to talk at ISC West.
It happened at 11:46 a.m. on a Friday, just three weeks before the Parkland shooting. A southeastern university issued a campus-wide emergency notification advising a gunman was on or near campus, and that individuals should seek protective shelter immediately.
- By Gus Porter, MPH, CPH, Jeff Karpovich, MA, CPP, CHPA
Dixon High School's School Resource Officer has been called a hero after interrupting a student who fired several shots in the school.
A male student was taken into custody on Friday morning after a shooting spree at Santa Fe High School in southeast Texas
Training for an active shooter situation can be the difference between a brief disturbance on campus and a mass shooting.
I don’t have any kids of my own, but I do have twin sisters that are 17 years old. The school shootings that have plagued campuses across the country have become a topic of regular conversation for me and my sisters.
Campus security has always and will continue to be one of the most important verticals in the security industry. While many K-12, higher education, medical and worship campuses have boosted their policies, protocols and physical security as a result of tragic incidents on campuses across the country, the fact of the matter is: campus security is always evolving.
In light of the recent tragedies on campuses, many government officials and organizations have been calling for increased security on educational campuses. Perhaps one of the most controversial security measures to surface is the idea of arming teachers on campuses.
- By Patrick V. Fiel Sr., Sydny Shepard